Surname statistics for Ballantyne

There are approximately 5,241 people named Ballantyne in the UK. That makes it the 2,010th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 83 are named Ballantyne.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)52412010N/A83
United Kingdom (1881 census)227119760.00876
Change since 1881+2970-340+7
Other Countries
United States231512317N/A9


People with the surname Ballantyne are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Robert Ballantyne
John Ballantyne
James Ballantyne
Andrew Ballantyne
William Ballantyne
Ian Ballantyne
Stephen Ballantyne
David Ballantyne
Mark Ballantyne
Craig Ballantyne
Peter Ballantyne
Paul Ballantyne
Ross Ballantyne
Gordon Ballantyne
Iain Ballantyne
Michael Ballantyne
Stewart Ballantyne
Steven Ballantyne
Charles Ballantyne
Alexander Ballantyne

Top female forenames

Mary Ballantyne
Michelle Ballantyne
Jane Ballantyne
Julie Ballantyne
Alison Ballantyne
Anne Ballantyne
Fiona Ballantyne
Susan Ballantyne
Margaret Ballantyne
Patricia Ballantyne
Christine Ballantyne
Joanne Ballantyne
Emily Ballantyne
Elizabeth Ballantyne
Sarah Ballantyne
Marion Ballantyne
Ann Ballantyne
Anna Ballantyne
Gillian Ballantyne
Deborah Ballantyne


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.